Jan Hanvold (born 1951) is a Norwegian fundamentalist televangelist pastor. Hanvold is also owner of television station "TV-Visjon Norge" (Vision Norge) that is carried throughout Scandinavia and much of Europe. Hanvold announced that he was praying for the failure of the Norwegian coalition government in 2005.
Hanvold has criticized the Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise's plans to open a private school, known as Astarte Education, teaching students how to communicate with angels. Hanvold accused the princess of "blasphemy" and said she was "an emissary from hell."
Hanvold has a dubious reputation as a businessman, and his resume includes a series of bankruptcies and a jail sentence. He has been criticized for raising obscene amounts of money through his religious media projects, and scrutiny of these projects has discovered that the funds he raises for charity are scantily spent on the purposes for which they are raised. In 2010 Hanvold accused Norwegian fundamenalist Christians of embezzlement, claiming that by donating less than one tenth of their income as tithe to Christian organizations this group is stealing 8 billion Norwegian kroner from God annually. Hanvold, in 2010, made more money than anybody else employed by Norwegian Christian organizations, according to official tax figures.
- Praying for Cabinet crisis, Aftenposten, December 2, 2005.
- NORWEGIAN PRINCESS MÄRTHA'S NEW COURSE OFFERING: Communicating with Angels 101, cgh, Spiegel online, August 14, 2007.
- NRK: Undersøker pengerot (downloaded September 28, 2008)
- Vårt land: Få stiller spørsmål (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- Vårt land: Tilsyn truer med å kaste Hanvold (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- Vårt land: Spør om Visjons eiendomskjøp (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- Hegnar Online: Predikant Jan Hanvold er på farten igjen som pengeinnsampler (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- Vårt land: Sampet inn 175 millioner på ni år (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- E24: Betal penger, bli velsignet (downloaded 28 September 2008)
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- Vårt land: Ber Hanvold dokumentere mer (downloaded 28 September 2008)
- Vårt land: - Kristenfolket underslår 8 milliarder i året (downloaded 10 July 2012)
- Dagen: Hanvold tjener best i Kristen-Norge (lesedato 23. oktober 2011)